Financing for sustainable development


Through its strong data and analytical base, the OECD-DAC produces a detailed picture of development finance to support professionals who work to advance development in the post-2015 era.‌

Supporting the Sustainable Development Goals by mobilising finance where it is needed most

OECD and the Third International Conference on Financing Development

Events on financing sustainable development


What is total official support for sustainable development (TOSSD)?

DAC High Level Meeting 2014

Modernised ODA measure: the treatment of loans (YouTube) and Grant element calculator

Flows for Development - Recipient and provider perspectives (Infographic)


Comprehensive data on development finance What the data tell us

Charts and tables


Statistical analyses and reports

Understanding DAC statistics

Aid for trade

Multilateral aid

Country programmable aid

Fragmentation and aid orphans

Global outlook on aid

Development finance reporting of countries beyond the DAC

Resource flows beyond ODA in DAC statistics


Untied aid






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DAC High-Level Meeting

Expert Reference Group Meeting

Southern CSO and OECD-DAC Roundtable

Concord Aid Watch and OECD Seminar: ODA in a post-2015 world

Third International Conference on Financing for Development

First Drafting Session on Financing for Development

DAC High-Level Meeting

More events

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Blogs and contributions

China, India, Brazil and others could revolutionise multilateral aid (Jon Lomøy on the Guardian, 15 July 2015)

Can we finance the Sustainable Development Goals? Inaction is our biggest threat (Erik Solheim, 2 July 2015)

The Role of ODA in Financing the Future (Cabri, 14 April 2015)

Reinventing the role of ODA (Pierre Jacquet, President of Global Development Network, 22 January 2015)

Reality of Aid Network Statement for the OECD DAC High Level Meeting on Modernising Reporting for Official Development Assistance (pdf, December 2014)

Development Cooperation Report 2014: Forwards or sideways on Financing for Development? (Simon Maxwell, 15 October 2014)

Why do countries need aid when the world is awash with capital? Latest thoughts from the OECD (Duncan Green, Oxfam, 14 October 2014)

New OECD report calls for a financing strategy that delivers for the poorest (Isabelle De Lichtervelde, ONE, 10 October 2014)

Catalytic Development Assistance in Fragile States (Erik Solheim, The Huffington Post, 08 October 2014)

When it comes to aid, learn from those who know what poverty is really like (Erik Solheim, The Guardian, 08 October 2014)

Innovative financing can put the world's wealth to work for all people (Philippe Douste-Blazy, Sustainable Development Policy & Practice, 07 October 2014)

Development finance: hundreds of billions more available (Erik Solheim, OECD Insights, 07 October 2014)

The full potential of trade for development is yet to be tapped (Roberto Azevêdo, Development progress, 06 October 2014)

ONE’s Submission to the Senior Level Meeting of the OECD DAC - (pdf, October 2014)

Any country can undergo dynamic structural information, starting now (Justin Yifu Lin, OECD Insights, 03 October 2014)

Korea's use of ODA can guide other countries in their development (Yun Byung-se, Development progress, 02 October 2014)

Africa can fund its own sustainable development (Abdalla Hamdok, The Guardian Development Professionals Network, 26 September 2014)

We need to harness the potential of remittances in Africa (Mtchuli Ncube,  Development progress, 25 September 2014)

Well-financed climate action goals must be central to the post-2015 goals (Manuel Pulgar Vidal, The International Institute for Environment and Development, 4 September 2014)

The OECD must take charge of promoting long-term investment in developing country infrastructure (Sony Kapoor, OECD Insights, 10 September 2014)

The Structural Gap approach offers a new model for co-operation with middle-income countries (Alicia Bàrcena, OECD Insights, 18 August 2014)

Half of all ODA should go to the least developed countries (OECD Insights, 21 July 2014)

Can small islands expect a sea-change from the latest UN development conference? (UNDP Our Perspective, 3 July 2014)

Aid only for the neediest? Official development assistance after 2015 (Jon Lomoy, OECD Insights, 17 June 2014)

Why the world needs a new way to tackle poverty (World Economic Forum, 01 May 2014)

The future of overseas aid: the countries projected to graduate from recipients to donors (, 29 April 2014)

Towards better targeting: where does aid (ODA) matter most? (Global Policy, 16 April 2014)

Changing the rules to unleash innovation in development (William H. Saito Blog 07 April 2014)

Aid in a changing world (Global Partnership Blog, 27 Feb 2014)

Getting smart with aid (Development Progress, Feb 2014)

ODA Reform: Change for the sake of change? (ecdpm, 7 Feb 2014)

A matter of high interest: Assessing how loans are reported as development aid (Eurodad, 16 Jan 2014) 

and Response

Political Risk and the ODA Definition (OECD Insights, 18 Dec 2013)

Yes, it is time to revisit the concept of Official Development Assistance (OECD Insights, 04 May 2013)

What's next for the MDGs? (OECD Insights, 08 May 2013)